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Floods in Indiana, Illinois: Image of the Day


Published ? 5/28/2008


earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14880 Heavy rains in early June 2008 soaked the U.S. Midwest, leaving swollen rivers in their wake. By June 8, 2008, the National Weather Service had issued flood warnings for numerous counties throughout Indiana and Illinois. The lower Wabash, White, and East Fork White watersheds had all been affected by the deluge, according to National Weather Service bulletins, and streamflow gauges on parts of the White and East Fork White River recorded 100-year-flood levels, according to in.water.usgs.gov/flood_new/ preliminary reports from the U.S. Geological Survey.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov/ Aqua satellite captured the top image on May 28, 2008, and the bottom image on June 10. These false-color images combine infrared and visible light to enhance the contrast between vegetation (bright green) and water (dark blue). Bare ground is pinkish-tan, and clouds are blue-white. Rivers that were not even visible at MODIS' resolution on May 28 are wide blue ribbons on June 10. The Embarras, Wabash, White, and East Fork White Rivers are all swollen from the heavy rains.

NASA images courtesy the rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS Rapid Response Team. Caption by Michon Scott and Rebecca Lindsey.



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Filename USA3_AMO_2008149_162.jpg
Creator NASA -- NASA Image Of The Day
Date ? 5/28/2008
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Publicdate 2011-08-02 12:06:42
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